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Sitton Peak is easy, fun and blissful

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Yesterday with a couple of hiking/trail running friends, I ventured out to Ortega mountain. Destination: Sitton Peak in Cleveland National Forest! As I am getting into trail running without any reservation as part of injury recovery process (easy on my joints) and benefits from running uphills (interval uphill run), I took my time hiking and trail running up Bear Canyon Trail to Sitton Peak. Read More…

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1 Way To Keep The Big Dream Alive Is Trail Running

trail running, costal peak park, crystal cove, irvine, orange county, santiago peak, el moro, pacific ridge trail,

Past Sunday I had my first opportunity in trail running. Running friends who enjoy both street running and trail running regularly and I were gathered at Coastal Peak Park, Irvine, for a 9 miler. The December morning was slightly on the chilly side at 8 am, but once we started running, it got warmed up. Read More…

How This Year’s Goal Was Successfully Accomplished

point fermin, ocean, san pedro, it is a perfect place to go for a run

Four months ago when I suspended my BQ training, I had no idea how everything would turn out. What was going through my mind is hard to describe. Disappointment and discouragement can’t describe it all but close. My both feet were in pain, let alone the tight left hamstring and the bad right knee. Read More…

Recovery – Healthy Breakfast with Avocados and Continuous Home Remedies on Plantar Fasciitis

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Second week of recovery. While working on my cardio in cycling class, I’ve decided to revisit my diet as well. It isn’t a drastic overhaul of my diet yet, but it surely is the beginning. This is something that I am going to do more research of and evaluate in the weeks to come as I am slowly recovering from my foot injury. Read More…

Week 19: Suspending My Training, Shin Splints and Plantar Fasciitis

So, the time has come. The time when I need to make a decision whether or not I am going to continue with my participation in the Santa Rosa Marathon. Basically, things have not gotten any better, if not worsened, and I believe that it is time to assess the current situation and decide what I am going to do for the better. Read More…

Week 18: Hill Running, Recovery and Tapering

DTLA, downtown LA, evening, late afternoon, great workout,

Since last Sunday’s Ventura Marathon training run, I feel more relaxed and less anxious about the upcoming races, which is a great thing. However, the training run was so taxing on my body, this whole week was sort of spent on recovery, which is still continuing, in fact. It took almost 2 days for my legs to function normally. Now that the Santa Rosa Marathon is only 2 weeks away, it is time to concentrate on tapering. Read More…

Week 17: Lesson That Ventura Marathon Training Run Taught Me

Ventura Marathon, Vantura Pier, Ventura Marathon free training run,

It wasn’t a week with a lot of miles because it was part of tapering weeks. But the Ventura Marathon was holding a couple of training runs before the race, and I decided to give it a try this weekend. Today’s training run for me was only 18 mile long, which is a bit shorter than what I initially hoped to cover, but it also was a good learning lesson in terms of pacing myself. Read More…